Official: Ascanelli and Toro Rosso part ways 5 September, 2012 Sep.5 (Scuderia Toro Rosso) The Faenza based team has announced that Giorgio Ascanelli has resigned from his post as Technical Director of the team in the statement released today: “Over a period of almost five years, Giorgio has contributed positively to the development of our team” team boss Franz Tost said. “Especially in the difficult transition period from a simple racing team to a fully-fledged constructor he made an important contribution and his undoubted experience was very valuable to us. We would like to thank him for his efforts and wish him all the best for the future.” “I’ve enjoyed the past years working at Scuderia Toro Rosso,” Giorgio Ascanelli said. “It has been a very intense and interesting time, in which we had to manage the transition from a small team to a much larger one, and everybody has put a lot of effort to bring us where we are today. We have sown the seeds for a successful future and I think the team challenge is now to gain a stable presence in the upper mid-field and I wish all at Toro Rosso the very best for the future.” Subbed by AJN. Related NewsSalo says early debut for Verstappen is bad for F1Verstappen set for FP1 debut at SuzukaToro Rosso: Both our drivers did a very good jobToro Rosso: We are disappointedVergne: I am in Formula 1 and my place is in Formula 1Verstappen: Age is just a number, I am ready for F1Villeneuve: Verstappen deal is worst thing ever for F1Toro Rosso: Both drivers have done a good jobMarko: Verstappen will be immediately competitiveVergne: I should shave more often to look younger!